The information you need to know, and how to track it down.
An adoption attorney explains the legal steps surrounding your child's birth when you adopt domestically.
We’ve been selected by a birth mom who is due in two months. Our attorney advised us to draw up a contact agreement prior to the birth. What should we include?
All about the Federal Family Medical and Leave Act: Who is eligible, what protections are provided, and how you can secure your leave.
A legal guide to open adoptions and open-adoption agreements.
For working people who want to adopt, the need to take time off without pay may put adoption beyond your financial means.
Adoption can't be finalized until after marathon of post-placement visits and termination of parental rights. Here's what to expect before, during, and after the hearing.
I assumed I'd be offered the same leave and benefits as moms who give birth. When I wasn't, here's how I negotiated with my employer.
If your adoption drags on and on, or if you keep getting birth mother matches or child referrals that don’t come close to your requirements, you’ll have to think about making a change.
“Niceness is not typically a concern when you are looking for an attorney to litigate a case, but in an adoption, when the attorney is going to have direct contact with the birth parents, you need your legal representative to be a likeable person!”
Answers to your parenting questions.
There's no way around it — expanding your family is expensive. Can the federal adoption tax credit help?
Your child's birth father is an important part of your child's adoption story, and has legal rights in relation to the adoption.
Parents interested in adopting from Haiti, the DRC, or India should pay attention to these recent updates.
What adoption laws changed in late 2015?
Even as LGBT rights move irreversibly forward, some states are still trying to hold them back.
China's devastating one-child policy has finally ended. What does it mean for adoptees?
Two legal experts offer advice on where to start and how to navigate the uncertainties of adopting from the U.S. foster system.
What to share, what to discuss, what to look for, and what to expect when you start to look for an expectant mother.
An attorney explains what laws apply when you build your family through assisted reproduction.